Helena Sinervo is a writer, poet and translator who lives in Helsinki. She has published 11 books of poems and four novels, as well as two fairy tale novels and a collection of children’s poems. She has received several significant awards for her work, such as the Finlandia Prize for the novel Runoilijan talossa (In the House of the Poet, 2004), the Dancing Bear Poetry Award awarded by the Finnish Broadcasting Company for both Ihmisen kaltainen (Like a Human Being, 2001) and Väärän lajin laulut (Songs of the Wrong Species, 2011) and the prestigious Aleksis Kivi Prize (2020). for lifetime achievement.
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Text in Finnish: Helena Sinervo
Translation into Swedish: Agneta Enckell
Translation into English: Susan Heiskanen
Translation into Spanish: Daniel Malpica
Read in Finnish by Eeva Soivio
Read in Swedish and in English by Miiko Toiviainen
Read in Spanish by Daniel Malpica
What’s the meaning of all this?, in Finnish
What’s the meaning of all this?, in Swedish
What’s the meaning of all this?, in English
What’s the meaning of all this?, in Spanish